The Battlefield Blog announces
that February is "Battlefield 4 Player
Appreciation Month," a chance to reward loyal Battlefield 4
players for the
growing pains they've suffered with since the launch of DICE's military shooter
sequel. Oddly, most of this seems to involve inspiring players to play more by
offering rewards that require them to play less. Or something like that. They
say: "We’re going to have more information available on each of the Battlefield
4 Player Appreciation Month activities throughout February. Check back here for
those details." Here's a bit of what they are saying in the meantime:
Battlepack a Day
Every day that you log into the game in February, you’ll receive a Bronze or
Silver Battlepack. For those of you who haven’t started opening your earned
packs yet, these Battlepacks contain bonuses like XP Boosts and soldier camos.
Normally, it would take approximately 30 hours gameplay to earn that many packs.
Every day that you log a multiplayer game during the month of February, you will
receive a new Battlepack. During weekdays, these will be Bronze, and during
Saturdays and Sundays we will give away Silver Battlepacks. Remember to activate
your earned XP boosts in the in-game menu to accelerate your progress.
We are preparing two shortcut bundles for Battlefield 4 that we will make
available for download at no cost during the Player Appreciation Month. These
voluntary shortcut bundles will unlock all grenades and handguns for Battlefield
4 (the base game) so you can make up for lost time. Or if you’re new to the
game, they will help you catch up with players who have been on the Battlefield
since launch. We will get back to you with more details once we have set release
dates for these items.
For all of our Battlefield 4 Premium users, we’re adding two additional weapon
shortcuts, unlocking DMR’s and shotguns. That way, if you like, you can quickly
get your hands on a large portion of the weapons available in Battlefield 4.
Double XP Weekend
During the Player Appreciation Month, we’ll be running a double XP weekend for
all players. If you’re one of our many Battlefield 4 Premium members, you’ll
also get an additional double XP weekend during the Player Appreciation Month as
an added bonus.